Motorcycle driver who died in two-vehicle crash in Cherokee Co. ID’d by coroner

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A two-vehicle crash in Cherokee County left one person dead late Thursday night.

According to the County Coroner Dennis Fowler, the crash happened at 10:40 p.m. when a pickup truck on Hawkins-Reynolds Road attempted to cross over U.S. Hwy 221.

The coroner said a motorcycle struck the pickup truck as it was attempting to cross over. The driver of the motorcycle died at the scene.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the deceased motorcycle driver as Richard Dillon Earl Smith, 26, of Gaffney.

Fowler said Smith was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

An autopsy has been scheduled to assist in the investigation.

Fowler added the motorcycle involved in the crash was reported stolen last February in Spartanburg.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured in the crash.

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